Virtual Assistant

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UNeedaVA_JPGDefinition: In simplest terms,  a VA is an independent contract worker who provides administrative, creative or technical services through telecommunication thus saving you time and stress. An example of possible duties:

  • Manage contact lists and customer spreadsheets
  • Maintain a calendar and set up meetings
  • Write, prepare and send out e-mail newsletters
  • Deal with your email inbox
  • Write posts and add them to your blog
  • VAs help you plan online or in-person events
  •  Virtual Assistants can help you submit articles to directories and guest blog posts

As a further example, the VA, in a writer’s role, might manage your social media presence:

  • Manage your community by starting conversations
  • Write messages, updates and posts
  • Write ads to build your follower list and build engagements
  • Lead discussions
  • Monitor and responding to questions and comments

Expect to pay base fees of $20 – $45 per hour based on the complexity and turn-around time involved in completion of the project or you can purchase hourly blocks of the VA’s time on a retainer basis by negotiating a weekly, monthly or annual fee to fit your budget.The VA will, of course, expect an extra fee for rush jobs. More specialized skills such as online research or content editing can demand higher fees.

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